COVID and the Higher Ed Equity Gap S1E4
Special guest spotlight:
Dr. Nakisha Castillo’s roots stem from her Jamaican and Filipino heritage.
She is an educator and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has worked in the field of mental health serving underserved and unserved families specifically within the homeless population, for over 8 years.
Throughout the years, she has maintained an active dedication to community service and volunteer work in various not-for-profit and charitable organizations. She currently serves on a non-profit organization serving foster children and youth.
Within the academy, she has served as a member the faculty Governance and Appeals Committee where she currently serves as chair.
She is also a standing member of Brandman’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, and is chair of Psychology Interdisciplinary committee.
Dr. Castillo is passionate about educating individuals on how to decrease suffering and increase hope.
Dr. Leticia Rojas has over 20 years of experience working in schools and is currently a full time faculty member at Pasadena City College, where she teaches education for aspiring teachers.
Prior to this role, she was an Assistant Professor at Brandman University and a high school teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District for 10 years.
Dr. Rojas is the proud daughter of two Mexican immigrants, a first-generation college student, and proud Queer Chicana.